Profile formatting for Samuel Smith

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We've been working on the Samuel Smith profile.  We made updates to the Biography.  Some additional information has been added above the Bio. Would you advise us how this profile should be formatted?
WikiTree profile: Samuel Smith
in The Tree House by Elizabeth Hyatt G2G6 Mach 1 (10.3k points)

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This biography is better than most, but It looks to me like you have been wrestling with two important challenges for formatting this biography:

  1. First challenge is the notes, apparently copied from internet sources, that have been inserted at the top of the biography section, ahead of a reasonably well written and documented biography. This placement is not consistent with WikiTree guidelines on format and style -- and copied content like this might even violate copyright (but probably not in this case). The content appears to be redundant of content elsewhere on the page. If the person who added this content is opposing its removal, I suggest moving it to a new "Research Notes" section at the bottom of the profile.  That will keep the content visible while folks discuss whether and where any of this content should be injected into the biography.
  2. Second challenge relates to the need to discuss the uncertainty regarding the identity and origins of this Samuel Smith. That kind of  discussion doesn't fit easily into a "Biogaphy." To accommodate it here, I suggest that you create a new heading (equal in prominence to "Biography" at the top of the text section called "Uncertain Identity" and move the two paragraphs about the theories of his origins into that section.
by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)

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